Read BCREA's latest BCREA Market Intelligence Report: The Impact of the B20 Stress Test on BC Home Sales in 2018 (July 2019). Summary findings include: the decline in home sales in 2018 was largely due to market factors like interest rates and affordability; without the stress test, home sales in BC would have been about 7,500 sales—or 10% higher—in 2018; and approximately $500 million in BC economic activity was lost due the B20 stress test.
Additional economics information is available here on BCREA's website.
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Brendon Ogmundson | Deputy Chief Economist | Direct: 604.742.2796 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Fong | Economist | Direct: 778.357.0831 | Email: email@example.com
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